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  • Francis meets Brazilian soccer team struck by air tragedy last year

    Francis meets Brazilian soccer team struck by air tragedy last year

    • Aug 30, 2017

    A delegation from the Chapecoense soccer club met with Pope Francis during his general audience on Wednesday. Most of the team’s staff and players were killed last November in a plane crash in Colombia. The Brazilians are in Rome to play A.S. Roma, in a charity match to raise funds for the club’s rebuilding, and the pope asked them to communicate the “sweetness of God’s love.”

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